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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
income tax cuts, they can't bring themselves to do it until after all the tax cuts expire. then obama, you know, is not necessarily bound by just that demand. he could come and ask to free up more revenue. as dan was saying, i think they hope that something in the market will make the democrats move quickly but if they don't that just suggests that they don't have it within themselves as a party to vote affirmatively do so something. >> eliot: there is one other component that could create fear and tank the market, and that's the debt ceiling. that's the place where john boehner is saying there is an extra price for that. i'm going to extort an extra piece of this if you want me to raise the debt ceiling and don't fall into that bear trap once against we hope. that's something that we'll talk about. we'll take a break and my guests will stay with me. we'll talk about the meet and potatoes of it and the debt sealing. we'll be right back. mints called mints? answer in a moment. fruit just got cooler. fruit on one side, cool on the other. ice breakers duo. a fruity, cool way to break the
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Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
: president obama he started his campaign, kicked off his campaign yesterday. for the middle class tax cuts down at the white house. i was there. he brought a group of -- there were 15 middle class americans who had been in touch with him in the white house. supporting the middle class tax cuts. this is the bill that has already passed -- by the way it's really -- we call it tax cuts for the 98% of americans but it is really a tax cut for 100% of americans because it says that the rate for all americans up to $250,000 will stay the same. that tax cut will continue. as the president pointed out that, bill has already passed the senate. it is in the house. democrats in the house are ready to vote for it. they just need a few republicans and they need john boehner to bring it up for a vote. as the president says, i'll play you some clips here in a second, he made a very, very strong case, i think. he said look at these average americans behind us. everybody agrees we should not raise tax cuts on the middle class right now. so if everybody agrees, let's just damn do it! here's president ob
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Dec 1, 2012 12:00am PST
by being unable to expend the tax cuts. >> obama: joe biden was in costco. he wanted to buy some of this stuff, but i told him he had too much work to do. i wasn't going to have him building roller coasters all day long. >> cenk: and then i handed him in a pen. >> my favorite reality show on television is joe biden in costco. there was not one sample that he didn't take. >> he's like a kid at costco. >> so it's interesting. that's the first costco that opened up in d.c. and of course, there are a lot of people excited about it, and people want to go and check it out. when you look at the way costco treats its workers that's where the real story is, right? especially when you care costco to walmart. first let me tell you warehouse workers in southern california have petitioned to include wal-mart as a defendant in a lawsuit about wages. theythe average costco worker makes $17 an hour. and average wage for walmart work is $8.81 an hour. >> cenk: that is an enormous difference. costco is not out of business. they're profitable and per employee, this gives you a sense of size, per emplo
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Dec 3, 2012 9:00am PST
. >> obama: we need to give tax relief to working families trying to raise their kids to keep them healthy send them to college, keep a roof over their heads. that's the choice in this election. >> the administration is still asking you to send in stories about what being able to keep about $2,000 more a year means to you and your family. the president is planning to meet with state governors this week and the business roundtable, a big business lobbying group. this morning fiscal cliff negotiations appear to be at a stand still. treasury secretary tim geithner says the president's offer is unwavering. we're going to let tax rates go up for top earners and republicans will have to work with that reality. >> there is no responsible way we can govern this country with those low rates in place for future generations. those rates are going to have to go up. >> house speaker john boehner appears to be struggling now that the president and democrats are negotiating for a position of power. talking points memo points out republicans are used to getting 70% to 75% of what they ask for in t
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
it was a story about the chicago teacher's strike. and then he accuses president obama of taxing christmas. [ applause ] >> taxing christmas. >> stephanie: it's not even worth my energy to explain. >> how do you tax christmas? >> stephanie: you don't, and that's why -- you don't. you don't. [ sighs ] >> stephanie: like that added anything to the show. >> you want an angel on the top of the tree, it is going to cost you. obama is going to charge you a million dollars. >> stephanie: all right. forty-six minutes after the hour. right back own the "stephanie miller show." >> on the stephanie miller radio show in suburban america this morning -- >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? (vo) when the clock runs out when the last card is played what will be remembered? explore the lives of the famous and infamous who changed our world forever. experience the drama, back to back to back. of all the hours in all their days, the ones you'll never forget are the final 24. don't miss the final 24 mini-marathon this sund
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
said there would be no deal without higher tax rates for the wealthy. >> obama: if we're going to raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with the very tough cuts that we've already made, and the further reforms and entitlements that i'm prepared to make, then we're going to have to say the rates on the top 2% go up, and we're not able to get a deal without it. >> jennifer: and jay carney piled on the g.o.p. plan. >> we don't know who pays. we don't know what we're talking about in terms of actual legislation to increase revenue. it's magic beans and fairy dust. >> jennifer: magic beans and fairy dust. those are fighting words--frilly fairytale fighting words but still fighting words and boehner came back with a few verbal jabs of his own saying, quote, if the president really wants to avoid sending the economy over the fiscal cliff he has done nothing to demonstrate it. but even as the democrats pound him from the left, he is taking punches from the right. the leader of the right's rebellion is, of course, grover norquist. he said the president has installed himself at loya
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
the public event today. take a listen. >> obama: let's make sure that middle class taxes don't go up. let's get that done in the next couple of weeks. let's also work together on a fair balanced responsible plan so that we are paying our bills we're not spending it on things we don't need but we're spending it on the things that make us grow. >> jennifer: he got the message to the public. what is he saying to congress. >> he's basically saying what we've seen other people say here around town which is give me a proposal. i think one of the lessons that the president learned early on during the first part of his administration is i think somebody else in the "washington post" might have said it when they said he's not going to negotiate with himself any longer. the nicer gentler barak obama who did closed-door negotiations who was always greeted by members of congress with obstructionism that is gone with the majority of americans voting for him. he came out and said give me a proposal. if you want to limit tax deductions, tell me what it is you want to limit. if you want to reduce en
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Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
%. he said we've got a deal. >> obama: i think once republicans agree to let the tax rates go up on the top 2%, like i talked about during the campaign like the majority of americans agree to, once we do that, and i think we can get a deal. >> bill: and at the briefing yesterday, jay carney made the same point saying that there was no way -- he said it one more time. in fact, i tweeted out yesterday while i was at the briefing, how many times does the white house have to say that the president will simply not accept a deal unless the tax rates go up for the top 2%? the president will not sign a bill if it includes a continued tax cut for the top 2%. jay carney said that again yesterday. and then he got some surprising support from tom coburn, conservative republican senator from oklahoma who said you know, the president on this thing is right. what's wrong with raising rates? >> personally, i know we have to raise revenue. i don't really care which way we do it. actually, i would rather see the rates go up than do it the other way because it gives us greater chance to reform the tax
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
bloomberg news "it's pretty obvious that obama won the election and he promised he was going to raise tax on the wealthiest and he said while it may be unpalatable there is enough sane people left to get it done." well, maybe there is hope afterall. joining me now from washington is republican strategist and author of the book "blackwards," ron christie. thank you so much for joining us inside "the war room" again. >> governor, it is nice to see you again. >> jennifer: all right. so do you think republicans have recovered from losing the election? >> well, i think we have. i think there's no question that although president obama got less of the popular vote than he did the last time around, his electoral college numbers went up. he won. but the other thing that i would say to you governor, is senate republicans, the american people voted for the status quo. they kept the republicans running the majority in the house of representatives to keep a check on the executive branch and so while we did take a shellacking in the presidential election, we still have one of the houses of congres
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Nov 28, 2012 9:00pm PST
, president obama today met with middle class americans, corporate executives and he was urging supporters to use #my2k to determine how tax changes would affect them. an schmidt tweeted: >> do you think it's a good idea to go out to the people as the president is negotiating with congress. >> i personally am a big proponent of anytime you're blinging people into the halls of capitol hill, this is one of the most polarized congresses we have seen. compromise has not been king of the hill for sometime now. i'm not sure it works. last year, bringing public pressure to the payroll cut extension through congress. i'm not sure it works this time, but it's an innovative way to get folks engaged. >> of course all of this negotiation around the fiscal cliff, the president actually indicated today that he might be president-electable. he says he's not necessarily looking for income tax rates as high as they were under president clinton. secretary geithner is going to meet with congressional leaders tomorrow. do you think they will demonstrating some wiggle room, as well? >> i personally
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
entitlements anymore has something so irritated me. bill crystal. >> we can say president obama is overreaching. at the end of the day he is selling a very simple message, i want to keep taxes low for middle class americans, and republicans are in the position of looking like they don't care about the middle class. >> stephanie: that would be horrible if people had some sort of impression like that? that would be horrible. >> god! >> stephanie: that would be crazy -- [ cuckoo clock chimes ] >> where do they get this. >> stephanie: oh really? sarah palin? >> yeah. she keeps showing up. >> barack obama is a socialist. he believes in socialism in redistributing health in confiscating hard-earned dollars of our small businessmen and women so they cannot reinvest their dollars and hire more people and expand. barack obama has not had a budget in the four years he has been in office and not been worried about it and continues to spend recklessly other people's money, and that is a sign of that idea of loving socialism. >> stephanie: okay. i think we can confirm it now, she gets paid by t
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Dec 4, 2012 9:00am PST
serious and non-flabbergasting. >> it's seriously bad. >> stephanie: harry reid said tax rates must raise on the top 2% the sooner the republicans grasp that reality, the sooner we can avoid the fiscal cliff. obama and his allies are less willing to look at these benefits programs after his election last month. >> yeah. >> stephanie: obama possesses far more leverage than he did in the budget talks with boner last year. here we go again, right. >> you act like you won or something. >> stephanie: okay. all right. rhone in chicago. >> caller: hi, stephanie. first time caller so i'm glad i get a chance to get in and talk with you. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: so many things to talk about, but i wanted to talk about the extremism that i see in the republican party. for me i'm an infantry officer, a software engineer. i have gone from voting republican and i lose myself as moderate republican, and conservative democrat somewhere in that -- >> stephanie: in the nuggety center. >> caller: yeah. the way this election has gone it has turned me very much to the left. the way the republicans
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Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
obama offer to freeze taxes for everyone below. the republican party is going to defend a bunch of mil on arizona half of whom live in hollywood and voted democratic. >> we are calling on john boehner. see what's happening. you know, wake up, smell the coffee, lead or get out of the way. peter what do we have? >> on twitter@bp show. we have given you the ways to reach out to john boehner. helen say calling on americans to tell speaker boehner to listen to what we said in thely. lead or resign. >> that's what we are telling speaker john boehner. find us @bp show. we are giving you the ways to reach out and touch someone. >> speaker.gov/contact. his office number, 202-225-0600, or twitter, the most powerful media for sending out a message today @speakerboehner. say, the american people have spoken. the wealthiest 2% ought to pay more and 98% ought to get tax cuts, what president obama has proposed. this is not rocket science, not complicated. boehner, lead or resign. >> this is "the bill press show." ed is calling from frederick maryland. what do you say, ed? >> caller: good morning.
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Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
. some how the g.o.p. has managed to do it president obama's proposed tax increase on the wealthiest 2% of americans would affect 4 million households. they're predominately in areas like south florida major cities like new york, francisco and los angeles, all traditionally democratic enclaves. those who are won't pay the taxes oppose them, and those who will support it. here with me, robert reich at u uc berkeley's goldman school of policies. is this politics that goes back to what is the matter with kansas book a few years back. they would really not be affected by the tax increase that they want us to go through. >> it is one of the great ironies. it has to do with the big lie. if you tell the big lie over and over again people start believing it. and one of the lies that republicans have been telling for year is the lie of trickle down economics. the wealthy are job creators. if you tax them you'll have fewer jobs, fewer--less income over all. it's obviously a lie. it has proven to be a lie. if you tell it again over and over again at least enough people begin believing it in red s
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
obama that includes $1.6 trillion in tax increase over ten years. more stimulus spending to boost the economy including home mortgage refinancing and the permanent end to congressional control over the debt ceiling. in return, president obama is offering republicans $400 billion in entitlement cuts over ten years. still to be negotiated. mr. obama also wants emergency unemployment benefits and a temporary payroll tax holiday extended along with the infrastructure spending and mortgage relief, the price tag for the president's stimulus bill could rise to $50 billion or more. after meeting with secretary geithner, speaker boehner said he didn't see any sign of compromise from the white house. >> first despite the claims that the president supports a balanced approach, the democrats have yet to get serious about real spending cuts. and secondly, no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. >> eliot: no sooner had boehner finished then senate majority leader harry reid took the podium to challenge republicans to come
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00am PST
for democrats >> bill: i am totally convinced president obama will never, never, never extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans again. >> he did it before. >> not this time. not this time. meredith shiner, always good to have you in the studio. >> great to be here, you guys. >> meredith >> bill: follow her at rolecale rolecale.com or on twitter twitter @meredithshiner. we will be back. i will be back with a quick parting shot for today. >> this is bill press show, live on your radio and on current tv. tell them it's like being nestled [ music ] surrounded by a 500-watt sound system while floating on a suspension made of billowy clouds. or you could just hand them your keys. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate safe driving bonus check? what is that? so weird, right? my agent, tom, said... [ voice of dennis ] ...only allstate sends you a bonus check for every six months you're accident-free... ...but i'm a woman. maybe it's a misprint. does it look like a misprint? ok. what i was trying... [ voice of dennis ] silence. ♪ ♪ ask an allstate
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Dec 7, 2012 3:00am PST
that. and obama could say we are taxing the rich more. >> my first book was called "spin this" that is pure pure spin. >> i am telling you how they would position it. >> stan, do you believe, first of all, do you think the white house would accept anything less than 39.6? >> no. absolutely not. first of all, as i said 396 by doing nothing. >> as i said a second ago, they let taxes go up let the tax cuts ex spire and fix it in january for those earning up to $250,000 so i think they will get everything they want and can get everything they want. it's important here the put is trying to embarrass republicans with their base. even if he is not trying, he will end up doing it >> bill: how so? >> republicans for how many years have been saying no tax increases? we are the grover norquist party. makes grover actually have to, you know, have to grovel a little bit. i think that's part of the motivation going on here. i don't see why the add miles per hourstration goes on -- gives itn on entitlement cuts. maybe it's parted of the debt ceiling situation. they don't have to do it now. i don't se
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
tax cuts which president obama said he will sign immediately to the house. >> what we could do, if we get the 218 signatures, we'll need some help from what i would consider to be moderate to pragmatic republicans, it would be on christmas eve. we could have it done. it takes seven days after we get her done. we could do it christmas eve. president said they would sign it. what i think is stephanie it changes the entire debate on this. it gets away from this -- we crafted this deadline and it is an artificial deadline we crafted but it is serious. it is ludicrous. the people don't understand it. like in any other, they do these oversimplifications of the kitchen table budgeting. well if you use their analogy on that, when you can't decide on something, pick the things out you can. this is an easy one. republicans say they want it. they'll vote for it. i can find no reason why you wouldn't do it. >> stephanie: representative, obviously there's -- separate from the issue is the politics of it. the reason they wouldn't do it is they think that's their leverage because then you're forcing
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
presidential campaign. he ran on a pledge to repeal these tax cuts. 60% of voters backed obama's reelection, a new poll suggests that -- >> including republicans. >> stephanie: yeah, he said republicans would take the bulk of the blame if this happens. i think we're in a strong position. >> i do too. >> stephanie: every time they talk on tv it's like lost lost lost lost you lost. this is the best thing chris, i have read thus far on this. [ ♪ patriotic music ♪ ] >> stephanie: fiscal cliff let's take the plunge in the l.a. times. the debt will fall social security and medicare will go on unharmed, and we'll go back to tax rates that work better than the current ones. many made a public plea to george w. bush not to enact these tax cuts. they said it would woesen the budget deficit decrease quality, and fail to produce economic growth. well what happened? [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: exactly that. [ ♪ patriotic music ♪ ] >> stephanie: since then the budget deficit has ballooned, the economy has spiraled into the greatest decline since the great depression history has proved that 450 eco
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
situation. >> obama: if congress does nothing every family in member will see their taxes automatically go up at the beginning of next year. >> stephanie: so what is your guess? >> you say that like it's a bad thing. >> stephanie: what is your guess on how this is going to play out and when. >> i think republicans are going to blink. i think they have to. but i was talking to the other somebody the other day and they said do you think the president should be campaigning around the country? it's about time. he should be out there on the stump just like the campaign, and that's when he's at his best, and that's when the republicans are on the ropes. >> stephanie: it's a different reality now. despite what they have to say they always have something to to say that is the same thing. are you okay? you're giving me that look. >> i got a late start on the stream because i was running around looking for headphones. >> stephanie: here is the president again. >> obama: again i'm asking congress to listen to people who sent us here to serve. i'm asking americans all across the country to make you
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Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
extension of the bush era tax cuts for the top 2%. full stop. >> bill: full stop. >> this is what i don't get about this. this is not some new idea. this is not something that obama is you know, pulling out of the clear blue sky. it is something he ran on. this is what the election was about. >> bill: and the people voting. >> overwhelmingly. >> bill: we have to go back to the beginning. these tax cuts were enacted by george w. bush in 2001. still a bad idea then, i believe. at any rate, we had a surplus. it was sold to the american people because we have a surplus, we ought to give money back. we'll have the tax cuts across the board which benefitted mostly the wealthiest of americans. we knew that at the time. they were adopted as a temporary measure. what part of temporary doesn't john boehner understand? what part of temporary don't these republicans understand, right? i mean what is it about suddenly suddenly, it's become gospel. it is sacrosanct that you can never raise tax on the richest of americans. the very ones i'm one of them, who ought to be paying more in taxes. it is just i
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Nov 30, 2012 3:00am PST
presented yesterday. the first offer from president obama and treasury secretary timothy geithner included a $1.6 trillion tax increase along with an extension of the payroll answer it cut and unemployment insurance and a request for $50,000,000,000 worth of stimulus spending next year. now, it doesn't promise $400,000,000,000 worth of spending cuts but congressional republicans call the deal unbalanced and unreasonable and saying there is not enough spending cuts and reforms. the one good piece of -- piece of good news to the white house on this is it shows president obama is opening strong not conceding. we will be right back. arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as a human being, that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind
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Nov 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
rates are 39.5 wear. all along, president obama was saying i'm taking away the bush tax cuts, we're going back to the clinton era rates right? all of a sudden not really going back to the clinton era rates. that's why i was saying you know what, they might increase the rates because president obama has said it way too many times not to increase the rates at all, but although as we've sheen you, they've also hint haded they might lower rates. he's not going to go back up and take the bush tax cuts away. the final might be 37%. politico same reporting as the wall street journal on that. they say it might be about $1.2 trillion in tax increases. they say realistically it could be closer to a trillion dollars. that's similar to what we've been hearing. the democrats are supposed to have leverage, but looks like they'll get the same trillion dollars that president obama has always been asking for. finally, or two final notes on this we've got the $1.2 trillion in cuts that we might be getting. that's weird because it looked like the cuts were going to be much more than that. we'll see ho
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
cliff is a win. obama gets to raise taxes, which by the way include tax increases on middle class. >> no. >> sound byte: you have to make a pretense of paying for the welfare state. he does want more revenue but not to balance budgets. he wants more revenue to spinned it. >> he's lowering taxes on 98% of the people and raising it on the top 2% including people like rush limbaugh, which is why he's whiney. >> stephanie: too, it's even the very wealthy. it's only--the first $250,000 of your income. >> right. >> stephanie: it's amazing that all of this heat and noise over all this when it's not--as the president often said it's asking the rich to pay a little bit more, and it literally is a little bit more. like we're going back to eisenhower tax rates? >> not even close. not even kennedy tax rates. >> stephanie: yes, you still get the tax cut. that's what he was saying, the first $250,000 of your income which even wealthy people. >> which is absolutely fair. >> stephanie: peter johnson whose name is peter johnson. >> sound byte: same sex law takes effect in washington state. people
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
i could have told barack obama in 2009 if you had a third of the package as tax cuts then republicans who are traditionally more comfortable with tax cuts may just pocket that and attack to other components of the program. that is exactly right. it appears that the president's team has finally learned that lesson, which is very reassuring. i'm going to bring in michael shure, our epic political correspondent. they're even running ads now or it seems like ads campaign ads even though the campaign is over. let me show you one of them, and then get your reaction. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> the polling is with the president. the clear mandate of this election was that the majority of americans agreed with president obama's vision of one of the ways to fix the fiscal cliff had to be to put new revenues and raise the tax rates of the wealthiest americans. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: so taking this case to the american people fighting strong, making his own case which he we've been asking him to do for four straight years. my reaction was this. >> flabbergasted. [ laughing ] >> cenk: wh
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
the reagan tax cuts and we created 23 million jobs. by the same token, you know, the tax cuts to the wealthy were extended a number of times including by president obama under duress and starting in 2009 that create add boom in financial assets, but didn't produce many jobs. those are just anecdotal situations, but you can see there have been studies done including most recent one, which was suppressed by the republicans. >> eliot: the republicans suppressing the story that actually shows the data contrary. >> so there's no evidence for their contention, ok, that a., tax cuts to get the wealthy create jobs or b., taxing the wealthy would somehow hurt economic growth. >> eliot: it is no longer a surprise to us that the republican leadership reject it is either science are an littics when it is contrary to an idealogy they very much want to embrace. have you tried to engage with the leadership of the republican party to say if you're an litically correct i support you but you're not let's follow the empirical data. >> we met with some people on the hill in washington, democrats and the
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Dec 4, 2012 2:00pm PST
obama reiterated that he's on board with entitlement reform and cuts but the republicans have to budge on tax rates for the wealthy. harry reid had this for the republicans. >> i sympathize sympathize with john boehner. the tea party has a firm grip on the republican party. we are not going to twist ourselves into contortions to please a vocal minority of the tea party. >> jennifer: that's fascinating a new approach for harry reid feeling sorry for john boehner. i'm not sure how john boehner feels about that. with me is karl frisch in washington and donny welcome back inside "the war room"." >> it's a party. >> jennifer: yeah, all good stuff. karl i'll start with you. how should democrats be handling this tea party revolt? should they do more to assist speaker boehner? >> we should be throwing gas on the fire. this is an emporer with no clothes. when we were pushed to fiscal cliff it was because john boehner promised something to the president and could not get members of his caucus do the right thing for the american people. >> i don't think we should be putting more gas on the karl w
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Nov 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
obama came out and gave a speech that was fairly progressive, and he argued only for tax cuts for the bottom 911%. watch. >> obama: if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. if we can get a few house republicans to agree as well, i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. i got to repeat--i got a pen. i'm ready to sign it. >> cenk: my god, he's got a pen. so do i. and i'll have more for you in just a minute. that's good. and one of the top republicans in the house, he came out and said something very interesting. he said, i think we ought to take the 98% deal right now. that's a little bit of a panic in the republicans and that's great news. but who is going to throw a monkey wrench into it? of course, john boehner. >> earlier in our conference meeting that i disagreed with him. he's a wonderful friend of mine and a great supporter of mine. the goal here is to grow the economy and control spending. you're not going to grow the committee if you raise tax rates on the top two rates. it will hurt
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Dec 6, 2012 9:00am PST
dime in tax increases next year. 97% of small businesses don't see a single dime of tax increases next year and by doing that alone we raise almost a trillion dollars. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: associated press says the white house is signalling president obama is willing to let the country go over the cliff. this is a choice of the republican party if they are willing to do higher rates on the country, there is a lot to talk about, if they are not, they will push us over the cliff. tim geithner said there is no prospect in an agreement that doesn't include the tax rate going up on the top 2% of americans. he said we are not prepared to have the american economy held hostage to periodic threats. >> there you go. >> stephanie: and he pointed out, taxes were the centerpiece of the presidential campaign. he ran on a pledge to repeal these tax cuts. 60% of voters backed obama's reelection a new poll suggests that -- >> including republicans. >> stephanie: yeah he said republicans would take the bulk of the blame if this happens. i think we're in a strong position.
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